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Tony Awards Provide Box Office Boost for ‘A Strange Loop,’ ‘MJ’

The Tony Awards provided a boost for several shows, including best musical winner A Strange Loop.  The musical, which tells the story of a Black, gay man, who is writing a musical about himself, performed as part of the June 12 telecast and also saw creator Michael R. Jackson takes home the prize for best […]

‘Back to the Future’ Broadway Musical Set for 2023

Broadway is heading back to the future in 2023 with a stage adaptation of the iconic ’80s film. On Wednesday, the Back to the Future franchise’s official Twitter published a teaser trailer for the show, which is slated to debut sometime next year. “Synchronize your watches,” the video begins, before a camera captures two actors […]

James Rado, Co-Creator of Groundbreaking ‘Hair’ Musical, Dies at 90

James Rado, co-creator of the groundbreaking hippie musical Hair, which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway, has died. He was 90. Rado died Tuesday night in New York City of cardio respiratory arrest, according to friend and publicist Merle Frimark. Hair, which has a […]

Broadway Makes Masks Optional for Attendees This July

Masks will be optional for theatergoers attending Broadway shows in July. The Broadway League made the “mask optional” policy announcement Tuesday, which removes the industrywide mandate that has been in place since July 2021. That mandate is set to expire after June 30.  While masks will not be mandated, the Broadway League is still encouraging […]

“There’s a Lot of Shows and Not as Many People”: Behind Broadway’s Closures

In rapid succession, three longer-running Broadway shows announced a fall closing, bringing to light the challenges the industry still faces after reopening. The closing notices, announced the week of June 6, came from Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away, both of which opened in 2017 and were largely sold out before the pandemic, as well as Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, which […]

Beanie Feldstein, Jane Lynch Leaving Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’

Producers for Broadway’s current Funny Girl revival announced Wednesday that stars Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch will soon be exiting. In a statement posted to social media, the show’s team shared that the two performers are set to leave the production Sept. 25. This follows Feldstein having announced June 6 that she would be missing […]

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins to Star in ‘Topdog/Underdog’ on Broadway This Fall

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins will star in Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ play Topdog/Underdog on Broadway this fall. Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon, the limited 16-week engagement — which doubles as the 20th anniversary of its original Broadway run — will open on Oct. 20 at the John Golden Theatre, with previews […]

Tony Awards Analysis: Voters Spread the Love on a Night Likely to Boost Broadway’s Box Offices

The 2022 Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night, recognized the work of Broadway’s first season since the pandemic shutdown. The ceremony offered everything one could hope for: a magnificent host in Ariana DeBose, the 31-year-old triple-threat product of the Great White Way (which the Afro-Latina joked is “becoming more of […]

Tony Awards: ‘Six’ Co-Creator Toby Marlow Becomes First Nonbinary Composer-Lyricist to Win Best Score

Toby Marlow, the Six: The Musical co-creator, was among the night’s historic winners during the 2022 Tony Awards held Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall. Marlow took this win during the Tony Awards’ first-hour special, Act One, marking a significant moment for inclusion and diversity on Broadway by becoming the first openly nonbinary composer-lyricist […]

Tony Awards: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Phylicia Rashad, RuPaul and Billy Porter Among Hollywood Winners

Jesse Tyler Ferguson earned the Tony for best supporting actor in the revival of Richard Greenberg’s play Take Me Out, the first of many Hollywood stars who took home awards at the 2022 Tony Awards on Sunday. Phylicia Rashad won best supporting actress in a play for Skeleton Crew, her second Tony win. “You don’t […]

Tony Awards: Jennifer Hudson Scores EGOT With Win for ‘A Strange Loop’

Jennifer Hudson has achieved EGOT status tonight after A Strange Loop, on which the actress served as a producer, won the Tony award for best musical. Hudson won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her film debut in 2006’s Dreamgirls; she is also the youngest African-American performer to win at the Academy Awards in […]

Tony Awards: ‘A Strange Loop’ Takes Best Musical as ‘The Lehman Trilogy,’ ‘Company’ Dominate With Five Wins Each

A Strange Loop, The Lehman Trilogy, Take Me Out and Company won the top prizes at the 2022 Tony Awards. While the Pulitzer Prize-winning Strange Loop, which went into the night with a leading 11 nominations, took home only two awards, those two prizes were for best musical and best book of a musical. With […]